While other Sri Lanka white ball cricketers are still waiting for their PCR tests update following their return from the West Indies, all-rounder Thisara Perera managed to get his PCR result within hours by visiting the hospital for the test in the midnight, Cricket Age reliably learns.
The major club 50 overs tournament commenced today and Thisara is captaining Army Sports Club against Badureliya CC at Surrey cricket ground.
After Sri Lanka lost both T20I and ODI series in West Indies, 6 white ball cricketers – Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Danushka Gunathilike, Nuwan Pradeep, Akila Dananjaya and Wanindu Hasaranga – returned to Colombo on March 18.
“PCR tests were conducted after their arrival and today results will be coming out. We have informed the players that until the negative PCR results, they can’t participate in the domestic tournament” a top SLC official told Cricket Age, without knowing that at the same time Thisara was playing a domestic match just 61 kilometers away from the Maitland Place.
When inquired further, it learned that while other 5 players went to Nawaloka hospital around 8 AM in the morning today for the PCR tests, Thisara did his test at 1 AM itself without informing others (his own teammates), got the result and played the match. Remaining 5 players are still waiting for the results.